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how does that sound to you? >> it sounds good, you know? it just speaks of my consistency throughout the year and just going out there and just being consistent and going out there and playing football. you know, i love my team, man, i go out there and play hard for those guys. >> michele: you told me earlier that really until you guys win in the postseason, people aren't maybe going to give you the liftlif legislatesy. at 8-0 how good are the falcons? >> we are starting to be a good football team and that is good, man, we need these kind of wins so we in the playoffs we can win them so we doing a good job right now. >> michele: roddy, congratulations. >> thank you. >> michele: over to julio jones now. earlier in the game a look at on the receivers as dallas was shutting down the run. how did you succeed in those circumstances? >> the preparation throughout the week. practice. matt comfortable throwing the deep ball. you know? he going to take us over there. if it's one-on-one matchups he just throw it up there and let
us make a play and what i did early on. >> michele: playing alongside roddy white. matt has told us that you might be the most improved player on this team. what is it like to have roddy white next to you and matt ryan throwing to you and how have they contributed to that? >> a great mentors. i come out here, i don't have any pressure on me. i just got to come out here and just play. me i put pressure on myself because i don't want want to let the guys next to me down. glad we got a "w" tonight. >> michele: you didn't let anyone down tonight. congratulations, julio. >> michele, thanks. tony dungy, your reaction to tonight's game. a falcon win and cowboy loss. >> bob, what we saw tonight, again, was just demonstration of the difference between atlanta and dallas. atlanta is making those plays in the fourth quarter to win close games. dallas, as we talked about on the pregame show, as cris talked about in the fourth quarter when they had an opportunity, just
can't make the fundamental plays. orlando scandrick a chance to stop a drive and misses a tackle and another third down situation and he grabs a jersey. this is is what has happened to dallas over and over in the fourth quarter. they just can't make the fundamental play in the fourth quarter to win it. >> now the giants lost at home today. eli manning had an off day. pittsburgh came in and won. we have seen the giants stumble before at mid season. but the question would be -- could any of the other teams in the division take advantage? >> yeah, i believe giants fans are a little bit uneasy today because they have seen this, where the giants have played so well early in the year, but now where they normally are taking advantage of that fourth quarter eli manning game winning drive, they couldn't get it today. just too much pressure on eli and coming back to the pack a little bit. now, dallas blew a golden opportunity tonight to get back to within one game in the loss column. philadelphia has a big game tomorrow in new orleans that,
all of a sudden, is that much bigger. if one of these teams can get going, they possibly can catch the giants. giants have to right the ship. >> but the chances of that seem slim. not the giants righting the ship but the cowboys or the eagles and certainly not washington catching them. you still have to like the giants situation in their division. tony, thanks very much. we turn to mike florio of pro football talk. mike, take us through some of today's most important injuries. >> bob, running back darren mcfadden of the raiders has had several injuries over the course of his career and has another one and suffered ankle injury on sunday in the loss to the buccaneers and his status is reportedly week-to-week. the green bay packers linebacker clay moouts left today's game with a hamstring injury. also receiver jordy nelson came into the game with a hamstring injury and left early with a sprained ankle. for the steelers, receiver antonio brown left the game with an ankle injury and afterward said it's high ankle sprain. i'm told it's not and he can play next monday night against the kansas city chiefs.
redskins quarterback robert griffin iii had x-rays after today's loss to the panthers on his ribs. x-rays are negative. he says he is fine but i'm told he is very, very sore. >> mike, thanks. folks, a reminder tune into the all-new pro football talk every weekend at 5:00 p.m. on the nbc sports network. another programming note. "the dan patrick show" can be seen every weekend morning from 9:00 to noon starting tomorrow on the nbc sports network. al aris to wrap things up after this. . leave ordinary behind with wendy's new bacon portabella melt. applewood smoked bacon, rich portabellas in a melty cheddar sauce. unleashing the power of the melt. that's wendy's way.
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>> al: you know, that schedule came out before the season and we looked at, okay, november 11th, houston at chicago. the first thing i thought about they never play each other and only met twice since the texans in the league in 2000. you go what kind of a game is that going to be? now we have two teams 7-1, the bears with that crazy defense. this is going to be something next week. >> cris: it's remarkable to watch the bears play defense. they are scoring defensively at a rate we have never seen in the national football league. two more return touchdownsnd they will have tied an nfl record and we're sitting there at the halfway point. now they have to go up against an excellent offense. matt schaub winning 10 of last 11 games and arian foster.
so many weapons on that houston team. it's going to be a classic. >> al: we go to the long john portion of our schedule. >> cris: we do, indeed! break them out, baby. >> al: next week we will be in chicago. the texans against the bears on "sunday night football." here tonight, atlanta beats dallas by a score of 19-13. al michaels and cris collinsworth and michele tafoya. the whole crew saying good night from the georgia dome in atlanta. .
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jim is on assignment. the sprint to the finish line is on and the presidential campaign with two days to go. the race about as close as it gets. latest nbc news "wall street journal" survey out, has president obama leading mitt romney nationwide by 1 point. 48% to 47%. both campaigns crisscrossing the battleground once again. their candidates or runningmates stopping in eight states. the president right now in colorado, mitt romney right now in newport news, virginia. news 4s, darcy spencer talked to volunteers in the commonwealth work long hours to get out the vote. darcy. >> reporter: working the phones until 9:00. thousand out working on doors. virginia is a crucial state. both side are making their push for votes two days out. as president obama's campaign office in arlington volunteers are making calls on this final weekend push before election day. john grant is taking a few
vacation days from work to volunteer on the president's campaign. >> the future of our country for the next four years, what's more important than that. at the mitt romney camp in arlington they're working the phones encouraging voters to turn out on election day. >> i haven't volunteered ever. the first time. i've think it is a very important election, pivotal decision point. >> reporter: obama's campaign says saturday nearly 21,000 volunteers knocked on more than 477,000 doors in virginia. and called 461,000 voters to remind them to go to the polls. one of the volunteers, she came to battleground virginia from california to help deliver virginia to obama. >> it was very simple. simple decision to make. i had a career opportunity, right place in my career where i could do this. no other place i would rather be. >> reporter: the romney camp has a strong ground campaign in virginia as well, with nearly 2 million door knocks and millions
more phone calls. many more than in the 2008 election cycle. >> we have been on the wrathe w. >> reporter: earlier in the day, tagg and ben romney helped three recovery road rallies in virginia, in fairfax and virginia. and madeline albright kicked off a campaign canvas with supporters and volunteers inster long. tonight, mitt romney at a rally in newport news. romney will continue his push in virginia tomorrow. in lynchburg, at george mason university later in the afternoon. vice president biden and his wife, dr. jill biden will participate in grassroots events in sterling and richmond as well. back to you. >> record early voting in d.c. today. election officials estimate more than 52,000 residents voted early. they say that's more than double the number of people who voted
early in 2010. when no excuse early voting began in the district, yesterday, was the last day to vote early in d.c. the news 4 iteam. when you head to the polls want to hear from you. call the voter patrol tip line. or, e-mail them at -- give your name, number and lope kags of tlope -- location of the problem. tough loss for redskins fans at fed ex field. the coach called it a must win. the lowlights we have to live with for two weeks, you have news about rg, iii and x rays. >> x rays were negative on his wrist, bruised. in pain. like everyone else. >> he has time to heal. >> heal and recover look all of us. skins are dominating in back to back games. getting beat by a one win team.
redskins going into the bye week. and a long-awaited showdown against cam newton and panthers. picking up first quarter. newton, deangelo williams. cuts outside. stays inbound. do you hear the whistle president? refs blow the whistle. redskins defenders stop. ruled a touchdown. 30 yard on the play. 7-3. second quarter. newton trying to add to carolina's lead. plenty of time. he fires a strike to steve smith who hauls it in. a 19-yard score. panthers take a 14-3 lead. smith twisting the knife a little bit. under 20 second left in the game. redskins down 21-13. a touchdown and a two-point conversion. rg, iii, brandon banks, dances around for a long time, before, finally going down. a loss on the play. that is it for the redskins.
you can see the frustration on their face. skins lose 21-13. fall to 3 and 6 on the year. heading into the bye week. afterward. mike shanahan, not pleased with the performance. >> obviously very disappointed. a must-win game. give you a chance to play for a playoff spot. at the midway point. we are 3 and 5. got to be a must win. obviously, to get in the hunt. when you lose a game like that. you are playing to see who -- obviously is going to -- be on your football team for years to come. and now we have a chance to evaluate players and see where we are at. obviously not out of it statistically. but now we find out, what type of character we got. and how guys can keep fighting through the rest of the season. >> man, surprising words from the coach. seven games left in burgundy and gold. punting on the playoff push. maybe the wait coach is going to try to inspire them. get the players' reaction after the news on redskins final.
>> start saying evaluate and character. >> who should be on the football team going forward? >> yeah. we'll see you in a bit. well it has been more than a week since a man with alzheimers walked away from his home in fairfax county to. day search teams combed through a huge wooded park in hybla valley. so far no scenes of the man. derek ward has more on the search and why family members are still holding out hope. >> if you know anything, please, please, call the cops. just keep an eye out. keep an eye out. >> reporter: two sisters plead for help in finding their father. 64-year-old hasn't been seen since wednesday before last. before the storm. >> the picture. probably got more of a beard now. he's been gone since the 24th. yeah, please, he's, he's somebody's dad. >> reporter: search teams have been combingwoods. more than 1,400 acre wooded
expanse not far from the neighborhood. he has alzheimers and wandered off before, not like this. >> nothing, nothing that, lasted for more than maybe an hour or so. >> people can go for miles, some times. we have hundreds of reports every year here in fairfax county. of people walking away. >> reporter: this is a huge park. deeper into the wood there are swamps, boggs, coupled with the fact there has been a storm, between now and the time he went missing. it will make things more complicated but not impossible for the search dogs. as they fan out, a family can only wait under a painful emptiness of not knowing, remembering, a strong, hard work, loving father figure before the grep of alip of alzh. we say typically such cases end with the person being found unfortunately with the situation there has ben no sign. dareic ward, news 4.
a chilly day. at least the sun came out. team 4 meteorologist chuck bell with your forecast. hey, chuck. >> sunshine and less wind made all the difference. we were only 3 degrees warmer today than yesterday. it sure felt a whole lot nicer to be outside. now with a clear sky. light breeze. temperatures are tumbling quickly. already done to 32 in manassas. 43 here in town. 37, montgomery county. 41, panhandle of west virginia. freeze warnings posted for parts of northern maryland and also parts of northern virginia as well as another chance for some very cold weather first thing on your monday morning. start off temperatures, 32 to 38 degrees. at the bus stops. medium weight coats and gloves are necessary. what about the midweek coastal storm. more coming up. residents in the hardest hit areas are keeping a close eye on weather this week. and the cold tonight as they work to try to clean up and rebuild. fema says it approved more than
$158 million in individual disaster assistance. in new york, wal-mart and pepsi donated. 11 tractor trailers packed with toys, food and cleaning supplies. both companies have also promised more help later this week. and in new jersey, residents on long beach island will be allowed back tomorrow morning to survey damage. but they will just have enough time to grab essentials and evacuate again. jay gray has more to night on the clean-up efforts in new york and new jersey. >> reporter: there is no marathon in new york today. still, there is the race in the city and across the streike zon now. millions rushing to clear away what they can ahead of what forecasters call a harsh northeaster taking aim at same areas, devastated by sandy. >> still looking for 2 to 4 inches of rain, wind gusts, 40 to 50 miles per hour. time frame, wednesday into
thursday. >> reporter: so right now with heavy equipment, and by hand, the work continues around the clock. volunteers helping with debris. delivering much needed supplies to those strug sgling. >> man have lost their houses. what they claim to beep the the houses are no more. >> reporter: what is clear in the disaster they still have each other. >> there is a lot of despair. people cry in my arms and their arms, how awful this is. the best resource we have to fight this is being new yorkers. >> reporter: resources and a bond that so many now lean on to pick up after sandy and prepare for more rough weather that could be on the way. jay gray, nbc news. >> word tonight from amtrak,
service will be limited tomorrow between washington, new york and boston. amtrak telling passengers to make reservations by phone or on line to avoid sold out lines. crews repairing damage from the storm last week. chris christie says he appreciates all that president obama has done in the weak of hurricane sandy, but he still voting for mitt romney. the new jersey governor says his compliments of the president's handling of the hurricane do not equal an endorsement for a second term. christie endorsed romney a year ago and raised a lot of money in campaign for him across the country. he says romney is the pebest person to get the american economy moving again. >> new york is preparing and generators on stand by in brooklyn. over the next day shipped out to the new york city board of elections. nearly 60 polling locations across the five boroughs had to close or be moved because of superstorm sandy. when we come right back, stay
with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. and remember, you can help storm victims by going to redcross.org calling 1-800-helpnow. or text the word "red cross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. still to come tonight. a tragic accident. a child is dead after a terrifying fall into a dangerous zoo exhibit. reminder for drivers in the district. details on speed camera changes in effect tomorrow. walkers lace up to raise money for the number one cancer killer in the united states. we'll be rig
>> a 2-year-old boy died after falling 11 feet over a railing into a wild dog exhibit. police say the child was standing on the railing when he lost his balance and fell in. officials say the animal attacked the child before zookeepers could restrain them. >> were able to get several of the dogs into the backup building. veterinarians arrived and tried to scare the dogs away from the child with darts. and were unsuccessful doing that. >> officials are not certain if the boy died from the fall or attack. 11 dogs were inside the exhibit at the time. one of them had to be shot and killed. police and zoo officials are investigating. starting tomorrow, a break. some drivers caught speeding in d.c. will pay a bit less. fines for speeding violations up to 25 miles an hour over the
speed limit will drop by 25 bucks. if you go more than 25 miles an hour over the limit. fines are going up. revenues from the fines will hire 100 new police officers. thousand laced up their shoes and took a walk on the brisk side for the breathe deep d.c. walk this morning. the event organized by the longevity foundation which raises money and awareness for lung cancer. dug camera was there on hand as the mc for the event. hea he speck oke to a survivor. >> a year after i was diagnosed i was looking for something in d.c., there was no walk. some friend and i got together and created breathe deep, d.c. and it was -- much bigger than i ever would have imagined. it touched a nerve. a real need for it. >> more than 2,000 people came
out for the 5-k, more than 250 dollars was raised for lung cancer research. nbc 4 was a proud media partner. doug knew to bundle up and had to keep moving early this morning because it was darn chilly out there. >> whole lot of this going on. waiting for the walk to get started. you breathe deep, exile, teeth chattering shiver on the exhale. wow, cold start this morning. literally coldest morning since march. across the area. 38 degrees this morning. coldest morning since march, the sixth. and back then we were 29 degrees. you thought it was cold this morning. just you wait. it is all the beginning of the cold weather season. only the first weekend in november. and plenty more cold stuff coming here in the near term. aka, tomorrow morning, and tuesday morning. some very chilly starts. on the way. 43 right now, mostly clear sky here in washington. light wind still out of the northwest. averaging eight miles an hour. went should fade out during the
overnight hours. and with the clear sky and bone dry air. dew point temperatures in the upper 20s. light winds. clear skies. temperatures will try and drop all the way done to the dechw point. you folk outside to the north and west of the capital beltway. a lot of spots at or below freezing tomorrow morning. already, a lot of 30s showing up on the map. 41, marksburg, west virginia. 31 in petersburg. 41, fredericksburg. and 43 in annapolis. your forecast. temperatures, mid 30s. when you get started first thing tomorrow morning. up to around, upper fer40s. and right back down into the upper 30s and low 40s. most important part of any monday. recess. for the schoolkid. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 tomorrow. not an a plus. going to be chilly. a for monday. enjoy the sunshine while you can. tomorrow looks like the prettiest recess of the week.
weather downhill after that. after, well, lookout for a cold start. freeze warnings, posted now. northern parts oferick county. no big concern for tomorrow morning. other than the cold. more cold air, jet stream energy. diving down to the south. aiming for the gulf of mexico. where it will meet up with warm, moist air. and as a result that will beat ingredient needed for coastal storm here, by wednesday into thursday. so, sunshine, for your monday. chilly sunshine. but still, sunshine, nonetheless. we'll take it. high pressure will provide a cold night. monday into tuesday. as the it gives way. there goes that jet stream energy. aiming for the gulf coast. gathering coastal storm will scoop up all the gulf moisture. atlantic moisture as well. and right up the eastern seaboard. how close the low is to the coast. determining factor in what we see around here. low impact for much the day wednesday. wednesday night.
strong winds. potentially heavy rains in the area. closer the storm comes to the coast. more rain and wind we'll get. on the back side of it. may be talking snowflakes. even on the northwest side of the capital beltway. though no snow for new york and new england. a lot of wind and rain. not what they need at all. bundle up. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. all important seven-day forecast. it is going to bea chilly week for sure. get out and register your volt -- volt on tuesday. wednesday night into thursday. watching out. may have to be looking at, not shoveling, looking at, some wet snowflakes here thursday. >> conversational. thank you, doug. coming up i sports. more on the redskins' loss to the panthers. plus, ladies and gentlemen, start your parachutes. how a skydiver's misadventure caused big problems for